Monday, October 06, 2008

Sticky Spider Webs

This week's Unplugged theme is "white."

Of course we used our favorite white art medium -- GLUE!

Using an idea I learned from the fabulous Amber, we dipped string into glue, then laid the strings on wax paper to dry.
Of course, with young children, the purpose is the process, not the product:
There was a bit of a distraction when someone realized that straws fit into the bottom of the chair:

...but we got back on track to create beautiful webs. After leaving the strings to dry for a few days...
... we had stiff spider webs to show for our efforts.

13 comments:

Karen B said...

Oh, cool! We're going to have to try this, too!

Gottfredsen said...

I saw this at ambers to. I am going to have to try this with the boys. They would love this. I love that your little ones got distracted by the straws. Curiosity is the best.

Bobbie said...

love this.. my girls love bugs and spiders... I saw a similar idea on the net but making stars for christmas decorations which was what I was thinking of doing... but this is good too

juliekintaiwan said...

That is so awesome! I like the idea of making webs and stars too. Had to giggle at the straw distraction though.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Very cool idea for decorating this month! We're gonna have to give that a shot! Thanks for the idea!

Kate in NJ said...

We have wanted to do this for Halloween, but I ran out of string...or lost a ball of string..it's anybodies guess. ;-)

Yelli said...

Ooo...fun! My little one LOVES messy so this would be right up his alley! Thanks for the great idea and pics!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Great idea for Halloween decorating.

Michie said...

This looks like lots of fun! I think I'm going to have to get some more glue so we can try this one out!

Dayna said...

oh we are so going to have to make some of these tomorrow! Love this idea.

The straws in the chairs made me smile. Too cute!

MerrandaVK said...

SO glad I hopped over to your site!! I am gonna do this tomorrow!!!!!! My oldest doesn't have school, and he has been asking me to do some spiderweb decorations for fall.... Thanks!!

Dayna said...

We finally got around to posting about our results. Thanks again for the great idea.
http://phoneticallyspeaking.blogspot.com/2008/10/spider-webs.html

MerrandaVK said...

I finally got around to posting about this activity too :) Thanks!